I then test its functionality and the radio seems to work fine but dies quickly
11 July 2014
Summary: So I receive the radio and charge it up. I then test its functionality and the radio seems to work fine but dies quickly. I then let the radio charge for a couple of days using the built-in solar cell. After long charge time I turn the radio on and the thing dies quickly (15mins). I take the battery out and connect it to my volt meter. The battery is dead. I charge it again and nothing. I will have to now purchase a battery for the thing.
Summary: Bought as a last-ditch emergency charger for a cellphone. Takes about 1 hour to charge an iPhone 1%. It takes about 3-4% for your iPhone to make a VERY quick call or send text messages. Which makes it better than nothing, if you MUST use your phone. Great device to pair to a Spot.
it seems great, but I was hoping for something that would ...
sma0217 "sma0217", Amazon
2 July 2014
Summary: Not what I wanted... it seems great, but I was hoping for something that would provide more of a charge for a cell phone and it is really more for radio use. The cell charge is only to provide enough for a quick emergency call.
Summary: I BOUGHT THIS AS A EMERGENCY WARNING RADIO. I FOUND IT TO BE USELESS FOR ME. MY EYESIGHT ISN'T WHAT IT USED TO BE AND THE BUTTONS OF OPERATION ARE SMALL AND HARD TO SEE AND OPERATE. THE CRANKING GENEREATO, (TO BE USED WHEN POWER IS OUT), TAKES TOO LONG TO CRANK FOR POWER AND THE CHARGE DOESN'T LAST ANYWHERE NER LONG ENOUGH. THE RECEPTION INDOORS IS TERRIBLE AND THE SPEAKER CAN HARDLY BE UNDERSTOOD.